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The Huguenot Society of America was founded in 1883 to perpetuate the memory of the Huguenot settlers in America, to commemorate the principal events in the history of the Huguenots, and to promote the cause of religious freedom.


Who Were the Huguenots?

Huguenots were French Protestants who were active in the 16th and 17th centuries. Forced to flee France due to religious and political persecution by the Catholic Church and the Crown, many settled in what is now the United States of America.

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Become a Member

Anyone who is a descendent of a Qualified Huguenot Ancestor can join the Huguenot Society of America. Members enjoy many benefits, including lectures on Huguenot- and Society-related themes; an autumn cocktail reception at the Society’s office/library; invitations to the Annual Meeting and Annual Reception; periodic publications; and the opportunity to connect with other Huguenot descendants around the country.

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An invitation to the 1920 Huguenot Society dinner


The Huguenot Society hosts lectures, receptions, and other special events throughout the year.

A letter written in cursive.


College students with Huguenot ancestry are eligible to apply for the Marie L. Rose Huguenot Scholarship through participating schools.

A close up of a textile designed by a Huguenot descendent


Connect with history and stay updated with the Society by visiting our blog.

The Huguenot Society of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We rely on our membership for the successful running of the Society, including supporting our grant and scholarship programs, maintaining our library of rare books and archives, and our operational needs. All donations are welcome.

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